The Gutsy Fertility Podcast

Dr. Mandy Patterson

Welcome to The Gutsy Wellness Podcast, your invigorating audio haven where health empowerment meets heartfelt conversations. Join Dr. Mandy Patterson, a passionate Functional Naturopath and Fertility Expert, as she delves deep into the realms of holistic health with a gutsy twist. Each episode of The Gutsy Wellness Podcast is a journey through the most pressing health topics of our times, viewed through the lens of functional naturopathy and emotional empowerment.


With her compassionate voice and empowering approach, Dr. Mandy brings to the table enlightening discussions with leading wellness warriors, health practitioners, and real-life heroes who share their stories of triumph, challenge, and incredible transformation.


Whether you're embarking on your fertility journey, seeking to revitalize your health, or simply looking for a dose of inspiration to live your most vibrant life, this podcast is your sanctuary of support and information. From the roots of naturopathic practice to the latest in holistic healing, we're here to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Tune in, as we explore the synergy between natural health and human resilience, and awaken the gutsy wellness warrior within you!


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Episodes

Beyond the Symptoms: Holistic Healing for Anxiety with Dr. Traci Potterf
6d ago
Beyond the Symptoms: Holistic Healing for Anxiety with Dr. Traci Potterf
This week on the Gutsy Fertility Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Traci Potterf, a functional anxiety detective who brings a fresh perspective to mental health. Dr. Potterf, with her rich background as a medical anthropologist and functional medicine expert, explores the root causes of anxiety and the interconnectedness of our body systems.In this episode, you'll discover:✔️ How your gut health significantly affects your mental well-being.✔️ Insights into holistic and functional approaches that go beyond conventional treatments for anxiety.✔️ Practical tips from Dr. Potterf on nurturing your body and mind to promote healing.Dr. Potterf shares her personal and professional journey, revealing how her unique approach can empower you to take control of your health and live a life at peace. We discuss how environment and lifestyle impact our mental health and talk about strategies to harmonize our internal ecosystem for better overall health.Don’t miss this in-depth exploration of how functional medicine treats anxiety and discover steps you can take today to begin your journey toward better health.Episode Highlights:[00:01:30] Introduction of Dr. Traci Potterf: Learn about her background in medical anthropology and functional medicine.[00:04:00] Understanding Anxiety: Dr. Potterf discusses the common misconceptions about anxiety and its widespread impact.[00:08:30] The Mind-Gut Connection: Explore how your digestive health directly influences your mental health.[00:13:00] Holistic Approaches to Healing: Dr. Potterf shares innovative methods that address the root causes of anxiety.[00:18:00] Functional Medicine Insights: Discover how functional medicine can offer more personalized solutions for mental health challenges.[00:22:30] Lifestyle and Environment: Discussion on how everyday lifestyle choices and environmental factors can exacerbate or alleviate anxiety.[00:27:00] Actionable Tips for Self-Care: Dr. Potterf provides practical steps to integrate holistic practices into your daily life to improve mental and overall health.[00:37:00] Closing Thoughts: Key takeaways from the episode and final advice from Dr. Potterf on embarking on a healing journey.Connect with Dr. Traci Potterf:Instagram: innergeniushealth.com Website: https://www.instagram.com/drtracipotterfphd/Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/ Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/ Learn more about the Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr. Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/ Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
From Burnout to Balance: Secrets to Restorative Sleep with Annika Carrol
May 13 2024
From Burnout to Balance: Secrets to Restorative Sleep with Annika Carrol
In this week’s episode of the Gutsy Fertility Podcast, I’m thrilled to have Annika Carrol join us. Annika, a renowned sleep and health coach, shares her transformative journey from corporate burnout to becoming the CEO of Sleep Like a Boss. We dive into how mastering your sleep can significantly impact your health, energy, and overall well-being.In this episode, you’ll learn about:✅ The critical role of sleep in balancing our health and why both men and women need to prioritize it.✅ Practical strategies to overcome common sleep challenges and stress, directly from Annika's expert toolkit.✅ How Annika’s approach can transform your nights, leading to more vibrant and energetic days.Ready to transform your sleep and boost your health? Don’t miss this enlightening conversation with Annika Carrol. Tune in to hear all about the tools and techniques that can make a world of difference in your life.Remember, taking control of your sleep is the first step towards a healthier, more energetic you! See you next time for more empowering insights and real-life solutions.Connect with Annika Carroll:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_annikacarroll/?hl=en Website: https://sleeplikeaboss.com/ Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/ Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/ Learn more about the Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr. Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/ Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellnessHighlights:[00:01:00] Introduction: Mandy introduces Annika Carrol and sets the stage for today’s topic on the critical role of sleep in overall health and fertility.[00:03:30] Annika's Journey: Annika shares her personal story of transitioning from a high-stress corporate role to becoming a sleep and health coach.[00:10:00] The Importance of Sleep: Exploring how sleep affects health, performance, and quality of life.[00:15:00] Strategies for Better Sleep: Annika provides practical tips and strategies from her coaching toolkit to combat sleep challenges and stress.[00:20:00] Transforming Nights into Vibrant Days: Discussion on how improving sleep can lead to more energetic and productive days.[00:25:00] Q&A with Listeners: Mandy and Annika answer questions from the audience on sleep-related challenges and solutions.[00:30:00] Closing Thoughts: Key takeaways and final thoughts on the importance of prioritizing sleep for both men and women, especially in the context of fertility.
Holistic Fertility: Dr. Jeanie Schlafly's Approach to Conquering Fertility Challenges (Plus Insights Into the Positivity Fertility Program)
May 6 2024
Holistic Fertility: Dr. Jeanie Schlafly's Approach to Conquering Fertility Challenges (Plus Insights Into the Positivity Fertility Program)
Join me on the Gutsy Fertility Podcast as I welcome my esteemed colleague, Dr. Jeanie Schlafly. In this in-depth conversation, we discuss overcoming fertility challenges holistically. Dr. Schlafly, who co-founded the Positivity Fertility Couples Group Coaching Program with me, shares her deeply personal journey alongside the groundbreaking methods we've developed to help couples achieve their dreams of parenthood.In This Episode, You’ll Discover:✔️ The Unique Challenges of Fertility: Hear firsthand from Dr. Schlafly about her personal fertility struggles and the powerful lessons that have shaped our approach.✔️ Holistic Approaches to Fertility: We explore innovative strategies that integrate physical, mental, and emotional health to boost fertility.✔️ Insights into the Positivity Fertility Program: Learn more about our couple-focused coaching that’s designed to holistically address fertility, ensuring both partners feel supported and empowered.✔️ Actionable Tips for Couples: I'll share practical advice that you can start using today to improve diet, sleep, stress management, and emotional well-being.Whether you’re just beginning to plan your family or you've been facing fertility challenges, this episode is packed with insights and actionable advice. Dr. Schlafly's unique perspective, combining conventional and holistic medicine, is not only inspiring but truly transformative.Connect with Dr. Jeanie Schlafly:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babyhopefertility/Website: https://www.babyhopefertility.com/Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/ Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/ Learn more about the Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr. Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/ Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellnessEpisode Highlights:[00:02:30] Introduction to Dr. Jeanie Schlafly and the background of the Positivity Fertility Program.[00:05:00] Dr. Schlafly shares her personal fertility journey and the lessons learned.[00:12:00] Discussion on holistic approaches to fertility and the science supporting them.[00:20:00] Breakdown of the Positivity Fertility Couples Group Coaching Program and its core components.[00:28:00] Q&A session covering frequently asked questions about fertility and program specifics.[00:35:00] Actionable advice for couples currently facing fertility challenges.[00:40:00] Closing thoughts and how to get involved with the Positivity Fertility Program.
Empowering Recovery: Conquering Chronic Fatigue with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian
Apr 29 2024
Empowering Recovery: Conquering Chronic Fatigue with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian
Join me in this episode as I sit down with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, a naturopathic physician who turned her personal battle with chronic fatigue, or what we also call Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, into a lifeline for others seeking healing and vitality. Dr. Tufenkian shares her intense journey through medical school, motherhood, and severe health crises that tested her limits. Her inspiring story is a testament to not just surviving but thriving and empowering others with her innovative approaches.In this episode, we explore the root causes of chronic fatigue and the deep connections between our physical, mental, and emotional health. Dr. Tufenkian discusses her holistic methods for regaining energy, merging functional medicine with emotional healing to foster lasting change. You’ll find actionable tips to help you overcome health challenges and embrace a vibrant life.Don’t miss this episode where we discuss:The five core root causes of chronic fatigue and strategies to address them.The interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional health in overcoming chronic health issues.Dr. Tufenkian's holistic approach to healing, which combines functional medicine with deep emotional work.Actionable tips from Dr. Tufenkian for regaining energy and embracing a vibrant life.Whether you're combating fatigue, looking to enhance your overall health, or interested in holistic wellness, this episode offers a wealth of practical advice.Connect with Jenny Tufenkian: Instagram: www.instagram.com/dr.jennytufenkianWebsite: www.enjoyfullhealth.comRead the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/ Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/ Learn more about the Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr. Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/ Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellnessEpisode Highlights:[00:01:30] Introduction to Dr. Jenny Tufenkian and her background.[00:04:50] Dr. Tufenkian's personal battle with chronic fatigue during her medical school and the lessons learned.[00:12:20] Discussion on the holistic methods for treating chronic fatigue and the integration of emotional healing.[00:25:40] Dr. Tufenkian explains the five core root causes of chronic fatigue.[00:33:15] Tips for listeners on how to start their journey towards recovery.[00:45:00] Dr. Tufenkian's advice for maintaining energy and health long-term.
Thyroid, Gut Health, and Fertility: Unlocking Holistic Pathways with Divya Gupta
Apr 22 2024
Thyroid, Gut Health, and Fertility: Unlocking Holistic Pathways with Divya Gupta
In an enlightening episode of the Gutsy Fertility podcast, host Mandy invites Divya Gupta, a board-certified holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, to share her transformative journey from battling personal health challenges to empowering others in navigating their path to well-being. Divya's unique approach, rooted in overcoming her own struggles with gallbladder removal and Hashimoto's, shines a light on the profound impact of holistic health practices on fertility and overall health.Listeners will dive into the heart of holistic health principles, exploring the intricate connection between the thyroid, gut health, and fertility. Divya and Mandy unravel the complexities of hypothyroidism and its influence on fertility, providing listeners with actionable insights into managing thyroid challenges through comprehensive testing, nutrition, and lifestyle adjustments. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to reclaim their health and fertility through holistic means.Embark on a Journey to Holistic HealthTune into this must-listen episode to discover:The pivotal role of comprehensive thyroid panel testing in understanding and managing hypothyroidism.The critical connection between gut health and thyroid function, and how managing one can significantly impact the other.Practical steps and lifestyle changes to support thyroid health, reduce inflammation, and improve fertility.Whether you're navigating thyroid challenges, seeking to enhance your fertility, or simply yearning for a deeper understanding of holistic health, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and empowerment. Listen and subscribe to the Gutsy Fertility podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast players. If Divya's insights resonate with you, remember to leave a review and share your journey towards holistic health and well-being.Connect with Divya Gupta:Instagram: @_DivGuptaWebsite: DivyaGupta.netRead the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
The Whole You: Unraveling Weight, Fertility, and Nutrition with Ashley Koff
Apr 15 2024
The Whole You: Unraveling Weight, Fertility, and Nutrition with Ashley Koff
In the world of health and wellness, the journey towards understanding one’s body, particularly regarding weight health, fertility, and nutrition, takes center stage in this illuminating episode of the podcast. With special guest Ashley Koff, a registered dietitian with over two decades of experience navigating the complex landscapes of diet and nutrition, listeners are invited into a comprehensive conversation on GLP-1 agonists, commonly associated with weight loss and type 2 diabetes management, and their broader implications.This episode ventures beyond the surface of popular weight loss solutions, delving into the intricacies of the gut-brain connection, cravings, and the nuanced impacts of various diets and treatments on individual health. Koff, alongside our adept host, explores the significance of GLP-1 as a hormone, its natural and pharmaceutical avenues, and the critical differentiation between enhancing one’s GLP-1 hormone naturally versus opting for medication. The discussion is rich with insights into the psychological and physiological aspects of eating, the pivotal role of digestion in overall health, and the innovative approaches to managing cravings and optimizing nutrition.Listeners will gain a deeper appreciation for the individualized nature of health journeys, understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The conversation emphasizes the importance of working with healthcare professionals to tailor a plan that respects the body’s unique needs and the dynamic nature of human health. Furthermore, the episode sheds light on natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals, offering hope and options for those seeking different paths towards health optimization.This episode invites you to listen, learn, and engage with a nuanced perspective on weight health, fertility, and the holistic approach to nutrition and wellness. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform to dive into discussions that empower you to understand your body better and navigate your health journey with informed, compassionate choices.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
The Hidden Link: Exploring Oral Health's Role in Fertility Success with Dr. Katie Lee
Apr 8 2024
The Hidden Link: Exploring Oral Health's Role in Fertility Success with Dr. Katie Lee
In a groundbreaking episode of the Gutsy Fertility Podcast, host welcomes Dr. Katie Lee, a functional dentist with a remarkable personal journey from a traumatic ATV accident to becoming a pioneering figure in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lee's passion for the integral relationship between oral health and systemic well-being, especially fertility, shines through as she delves into her own infertility journey, the transformative power of oral microbiome testing, and her innovative approach to dental care. This episode not only uncovers the often-overlooked link between dental health and fertility but also offers hope and practical advice for anyone on their path to parenthood.Listeners will be riveted as Dr. Lee discusses the cutting-edge technologies and treatments that are reshaping our understanding of oral health's impact on fertility and overall health. From the significance of saliva testing in diagnosing hidden dental infections that could impair fertility to the importance of regular dental care during pregnancy, Dr. Lee provides invaluable insights grounded in her extensive clinical experience and personal health challenges. The conversation also touches on broader issues like the dangers of amalgam fillings, the truth about fluoride, and the potential of diet and supplements in supporting dental and reproductive health.Tune in to this enlightening episode to discover how taking care of your mouth could be the key to unlocking a healthier body and a more fruitful fertility journey. Dr. Lee's expertise and compassionate approach offer listeners not just medical advice but a roadmap to better health and well-being. Don't miss out on this essential conversation—subscribe to the Gutsy Fertility Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast players, and remember to leave a review if you love the show.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Unlocking Fertility: A New Dawn in Pre-Pregnancy Wellness with Alexandria DeVito
Apr 1 2024
Unlocking Fertility: A New Dawn in Pre-Pregnancy Wellness with Alexandria DeVito
Dive into a transformative journey on the Gutsy Fertility Podcast, where we explore the intricate dance of functional medicine, nutrition, and the profound wisdom of our bodies, especially when it comes to fertility and preconception health. In this episode, our host is joined by Alexandria DeVito, a trailblazer in pre-pregnancy wellness and the mind behind Poplin, the pioneering pre-pregnancy wellness company. With a rich background spanning from corporate healthcare consulting to the realms of functional nutrition, DeVito brings a wealth of knowledge and a holistic perspective to the table, offering insights that challenge conventional narratives around fertility and health.Listeners will be taken on a thought-provoking exploration of reproductive anxiety, the pivotal role of preconception care, and the undeniable link between our overall health and fertility. DeVito shares her personal journey from the high-stakes world of corporate healthcare to founding Poplin, motivated by a deep-seated belief in the power of proactive health measures and the necessity of preparing the body for pregnancy, akin to training for a marathon. This episode not only sheds light on the often-overlooked aspects of fertility but also empowers individuals with the knowledge and tools to take control of their health journey.Whether you're contemplating parenthood, actively trying to conceive, or simply interested in optimizing your health for the future, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for anyone looking to nurture their body and fertility. Join us on this enlightening adventure, and don't forget to subscribe to the Gutsy Fertility Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. If this episode resonates with you, leave us a review and share it with someone who might benefit from this empowering conversation. Together, let's redefine the narrative around fertility and embrace the potential for a healthier, more informed path to parenthood.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Empowerment and Healing: A Journey Beyond Cancer and Infertility
Mar 25 2024
Empowerment and Healing: A Journey Beyond Cancer and Infertility
In a riveting episode of the Gutsy Fertility podcast, listeners are treated to an intimate conversation with Shea Pausa, a beacon of women's health and empowerment in the healthcare sector. As the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Healthy Gut, Shea, alongside her husband, Steven Wright, has devoted her career to revolutionizing the way consumers access healthcare information, products, and services. Her personal journey, marked by battles with infertility and cancer, underscores her belief that women are the CEOs of their health, advocating for informed decision-making and holistic healing.Shea's story is a testament to resilience, empowerment, and the transformative power of taking control of one's health. From navigating the complexities of fertility treatments to challenging the conventional wisdom in cancer care, her insights offer invaluable lessons on the importance of questioning the status quo, seeking alternative paths to wellness, and the role of gut health in overall wellbeing. This episode is not just about Shea's journey; it's a call to action for listeners to become proactive participants in their health journey, armed with knowledge and inspired by Shea's courage and innovative approach to healthcare.Tune in to this inspiring episode of the Gutsy Fertility podcast to embark on a journey of empowerment, healing, and discovery. Whether you're facing health challenges of your own or simply seeking to optimize your well-being, Shea's story and the practical advice shared will leave you motivated to take charge of your health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast platform, and join a community dedicated to holistic health, empowerment, and resilience.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
From Pelvic Health to Fertility Freedom: Transforming Women's Wellness with Dr. Greenleaf
Mar 18 2024
From Pelvic Health to Fertility Freedom: Transforming Women's Wellness with Dr. Greenleaf
In a world where women's health often takes a backseat, Dr. Betsy Greenleaf stands out as a beacon of hope and innovation. In a recent episode of the Gutsy Fertility Podcast, host Dr. Mandy dives deep into the life and work of Dr. Greenleaf, a pioneering leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. With over two decades of experience under her belt, Dr. Greenleaf's mission to bring "pelvic peace, hormone harmony, irresistible confidence, and a touch of sexy sizzle" to women's lives shines through in this compelling conversation.Listeners are treated to a fascinating journey through Dr. Greenleaf's career, starting from her initial interest in pediatrics to becoming the first female in the United States to achieve Board certification in urogynecology. Her commitment to women's education and empowerment is evident as she discusses her work with Femversity.com, a platform dedicated to holistic healing for women. Dr. Greenleaf's innovative approach to treating conditions like prolapse, incontinence, and hormonal imbalances offers hope and actionable advice to women struggling with these issues.The episode doesn't shy away from addressing the challenges women face in preserving their fertility, the taboo surrounding discussions about sex, and the crucial role of the microbiome in women's health. Dr. Greenleaf's insights into how lifestyle choices, environmental toxins, and stress impact fertility and sexual health are both enlightening and empowering. Her advice on protecting fertility and the importance of the mind-body connection offers valuable takeaways for listeners.This episode of the Gutsy Fertility Podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in women's health, fertility, and the power of holistic healing. Dr. Greenleaf's expertise and passion for helping women achieve optimal health make for an engaging and educational listening experience. Subscribe to the Gutsy Fertility Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player to join the conversation and learn how to take control of your health journey. Don't forget to leave a review if you love the show!For more insights and resources from Dr. Betsy Greenleaf, follow her on social media and visit femversity.com. Stay tuned for the launch of her new clinic specializing in perimenopause, menopause, and andropause – a testament to her ongoing commitment to advancing women's health.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Healing Against All Odds: Heather Gray's Journey from Lyme to Light
Mar 11 2024
Healing Against All Odds: Heather Gray's Journey from Lyme to Light
Dive into a transformative journey with the Gutsy Fertility Podcast as we welcome Heather Gray, a beacon of hope for those grappling with chronic and complex illnesses. With a rich background as a functional diagnostic nutritionist and bioenergetic practitioner, Heather brings over three decades of firsthand experience battling conditions like Lyme disease, mold toxicity, and autoimmune diseases. This episode promises a deep dive into Heather's personal saga from profound struggles to remarkable healing, offering invaluable insights and practical advice for navigating the convoluted path to wellness.Listeners will embark on an explorative venture into the realms of gut health, inflammation reduction, and the holistic approach to achieving optimal health. Heather's story is a compelling testimony to the power of addressing root causes rather than just symptoms, championing a personalized health journey over a one-size-fits-all solution. This episode is not just a conversation; it's an invitation to transform your health narrative, armed with the knowledge and tools to tackle chronic conditions head-on.Tune in to this enlightening episode on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast platforms. If Heather's journey resonates with you or ignites a spark to reclaim your health, make this podcast a part of your wellness routine. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review, sharing how the Gutsy Fertility Podcast has illuminated your path to health and wellbeing.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Unlocking PCOS: A Deep Dive into Hormones, Health, and Hope
Mar 4 2024
Unlocking PCOS: A Deep Dive into Hormones, Health, and Hope
In a riveting episode of the podcast, listeners are taken on a deep dive into the complexities of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition affecting approximately 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. This comprehensive discussion not only unpacks the hormonal, metabolic, and reproductive intricacies of PCOS but also illuminates its broader implications on women's health, including its ties to infertility and metabolic disorders. With a keen eye on the latest research and diagnostic criteria, the podcast demystifies the condition, breaking down the Rotterdam criteria and exploring the multifaceted nature of PCOS symptoms and their impact on women's lives.The conversation doesn't just stop at diagnosis; it extends into a thought-provoking exploration of treatment avenues beyond conventional medicine. Emphasizing a functional medicine approach, the episode offers hope and actionable advice for those struggling with PCOS, advocating for diet, lifestyle modifications, and supplementation as key strategies for restoring hormonal balance and improving fertility outcomes. This episode is not only an educational resource but also a call to action for a more personalized and root-cause approach to managing PCOS.Listeners are invited to immerse themselves in this enlightening discussion, which promises to deepen their understanding of PCOS and inspire those affected by the condition to explore holistic pathways to health and wellness. Whether you're directly impacted by PCOS, know someone who is, or are a healthcare provider seeking to broaden your knowledge, this podcast is a must-listen. Tune in on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, and don't forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes on women's health. Your journey towards understanding and managing PCOS starts here.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Unlock the Secrets to a Healthier Fertility Journey with Dr. Susan Fox
Feb 26 2024
Unlock the Secrets to a Healthier Fertility Journey with Dr. Susan Fox
In a heartfelt and enlightening episode of The Gutsy Fertility Podcast, listeners are treated to a profound discussion between Dr. Mandy and Dr. Susan Fox, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor with a passion for fertility and holistic health. Dr. Fox shares her journey from the corporate world to becoming a beacon of hope for couples struggling with fertility, blending the ancient wisdom of Eastern medicine with the scientific advancements of Western practices. Her unique approach removes the pathology from the fertility experience, emphasizing balance, wellness, and the deep connection between emotional well-being and physical health.Throughout the episode, Dr. Fox unveils the critical role of understanding one's body and the impact of lifestyle choices on fertility. She offers practical advice, from dietary adjustments to stress management techniques, all aimed at enhancing fertility naturally. The conversation dives into the importance of comprehensive testing, the benefits of acupuncture, and the power of a supportive community in navigating the fertility journey. This episode is not just a collection of medical advice but a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity for hope in the face of adversity.Listeners are invited to tune into The Gutsy Fertility Podcast to explore this transformative dialogue that bridges the gap between Eastern and Western fertility treatments. Whether you're just beginning to contemplate starting a family or have been on the fertility journey for a while, Dr. Fox's insights offer a fresh perspective and renewed hope. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player, and join a community that celebrates the journey to parenthood with open hearts, minds, and arms.Connect with Dr Susan Fox:Instagram - @Dr.Susan.FoxRead the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Bridging Medicine and Miracles: A Couple's Path to Parenthood with Dr Jeanie Schlafly
Feb 19 2024
Bridging Medicine and Miracles: A Couple's Path to Parenthood with Dr Jeanie Schlafly
In an inspiring episode of the podcast, listeners are invited on a remarkable journey with Dr. Jeanie Schlafly, a former anesthesiologist turned functional medicine practitioner and fertility expert. Transitioning from the world of anesthesia to the holistic realms of functional medicine, Dr. Schlafly shares her personal and professional evolution, underscored by her passion for guiding couples through their fertility journey using a blend of functional medicine and holistic tools. Her story is not just about medical transformation but also touches on the deeply personal aspect of her own fertility journey, including the heartache of pregnancy loss and the joy of overcoming challenges to welcome new life.Listeners will delve into the intricacies of holistic fertility, exploring the critical role of both partners in the journey towards conceiving healthy babies. Dr. Schlafly's narrative is a testament to the power of hope, resilience, and the pursuit of wellness, offering invaluable insights into the importance of addressing the root causes of health issues for overall well-being. Through her experience with pregnancy loss, Dr. Schlafly brings to light the significance of support, community, and the healing power of sharing stories, emphasizing the impact of lifestyle changes on fertility and the potential for positive outcomes even later in life.This episode is an invitation to anyone on a fertility journey, seeking to understand the holistic approach to conception and the transformative power of functional medicine. Whether you're a couple facing fertility challenges or interested in the profound connections between health, wellness, and conception, tune in to gain a deeper understanding and inspiration. Subscribe to the podcast and join a community committed to support, knowledge, and the journey to parenthood through the lens of functional and holistic medicine.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
From Belly to Baby: Boosting Fertility Through Gut Health
Feb 12 2024
From Belly to Baby: Boosting Fertility Through Gut Health
"Gutsy Fertility," hosted by a renowned naturopath, emerges as a pivotal platform in the wellness podcast sphere, focusing on the intricate relationship between gut health, hormones, and fertility. This enlightening podcast brings to light the critical role of the gut microbiome, a topic that has gained significant attention in recent years for its profound impact on overall health. Through expert discussions and evidence-based insights, the show delves into how the trillions of microbes within our gut influence not just our digestive system but also our metabolic functions, immune response, and even our mental health. It's a journey that uncovers the complex interplay between our internal ecosystem and our body's hormonal and reproductive systems.The podcast doesn't just stop at highlighting problems; it offers solutions by exploring the foundational elements of health that are often overlooked in conventional treatments. Listeners are guided through the importance of diet, lifestyle changes, and the 5R protocol, aimed at restoring gut health. With a focus on the latest research and practical advice, "Gutsy Fertility" empowers its audience with knowledge about the gut's vast capabilities and its significance in achieving hormonal balance and improving fertility chances. It's an invitation to understand the underlying causes of health issues rather than just treating symptoms, providing a holistic approach to wellness and fertility.Subscribe to "Gutsy Fertility" on platforms like iTunes and Spotify to embark on a transformative journey towards better health. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their wellbeing, navigate fertility challenges, or simply gain a deeper understanding of the gut's crucial role in our overall health. By tuning in, you're taking a step towards a healthier life, guided by expert knowledge and actionable insights. Don't forget to leave a review if you love what you hear, as we explore the path to healthier living, one episode at a time.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
The Fertility Odyssey: Overcoming Roadblocks to Parenthood
Feb 5 2024
The Fertility Odyssey: Overcoming Roadblocks to Parenthood
In a world where infertility is an increasingly common challenge, the latest episode of our podcast brings invaluable insights into the often complex journey towards conception. This episode delves deep into the intricacies of fertility, uncovering the subtle yet significant roadblocks many couples face. The host, with her profound expertise and personal experience, guides listeners through the multifaceted aspects of fertility, blending modern medical advancements with holistic approaches.Listeners are introduced to the five major barriers commonly encountered by couples on their fertility journey. From debunking myths around holistic treatments to understanding the critical importance of a comprehensive health approach, the episode offers a wealth of knowledge. It emphasizes the need to explore beyond conventional methods, encouraging listeners to consider the foundational aspects of health that often go unnoticed in the rush towards more advanced treatments.The podcast touches upon the transformation of fertility treatments over the years, highlighting how the advancements in medical technology, while miraculous, often overshadow the basic principles of health and wellness. It brings forth the importance of being proactive and vigilant in healthcare decisions, especially in scenarios as sensitive and complex as fertility.Through the episode, the host shares her personal experiences, adding a layer of authenticity and empathy to the discussion. She emphasizes the power of intuition and the importance of listening to one's inner voice, especially when navigating the healthcare system. The discussion also brings to light the emotional toll of infertility, equating its impact to chronic illnesses, thereby underscoring the need for more supportive care for individuals grappling with fertility issues.Listeners are equipped with practical tips and strategies, from understanding one's menstrual cycle as a vital health sign to the significance of genetic testing in comprehending individual health needs. The episode not only educates but empowers, urging couples to take charge of their health and explore every avenue in their quest for parenthood.This episode is a must-listen for anyone navigating the complexities of fertility. It offers a comprehensive view of the various factors influencing fertility, urging listeners to adopt a more informed and holistic approach to their health. Tune in to this enlightening episode on popular platforms like iTunes and Spotify, and subscribe to our podcast for more insightful discussions. Your journey to understanding and overcoming fertility challenges begins here.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Fast Track Your Fertility: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health
Jan 29 2024
Fast Track Your Fertility: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health
In the latest compelling episode of The Gutsy Fertility Podcast, titled "Fast Track Your Fertility: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health," listeners are invited to a transformative journey into the world of holistic health and fertility. The host, an expert in functional naturopathy and fertility, offers a treasure trove of high-level concepts and practical advice to empower individuals on their health and wellness paths.This episode dives into the critical aspects of health that affect fertility, emphasizing the importance of understanding how diet, stress, genetics, and environmental toxins play crucial roles in our overall well-being. The host shares her personal insights and professional experiences, illustrating how these factors interact and impact the adrenal thyroid system, the gut, detoxification pathways, and hormones. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the profound effects of lifestyle choices on their fertility and health outcomes.The podcast also explores the remarkable concept of bio-individuality, highlighting that each person is a unique case study with specific health needs. It emphasizes the astonishing probability of our existence and the preciousness of life, especially for those on a fertility journey or facing other health challenges. The host provides valuable insights into practical steps and mindset shifts to optimize health and fertility, including a step-by-step process to address dysfunction and imbalances from a holistic perspective. She discusses essential lab tests and the importance of a comprehensive health history in creating personalized wellness plans.Listeners are encouraged to tune into this insightful episode of The Gutsy Fertility Podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast platforms. Whether you're seeking to optimize your fertility or improve your overall health, this episode offers invaluable guidance and inspiration. Subscribe to the podcast and join the conversation. Your feedback and reviews are welcomed and appreciated, as they help shape the content and support others on their health journeys.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Part 2 Holistic Harmony: Transforming Lives through Naturopathic Insights
Jan 22 2024
Part 2 Holistic Harmony: Transforming Lives through Naturopathic Insights
In the engaging episode of The Gutsy Fertility Podcast, titled "Unlocking Fertility and Health: Functional Medicine's Top 10 Tips," listeners embark on an educational journey guided by a functional naturopath and infertility expert. This episode builds upon the foundation laid in the previous session, offering the final five of the top ten transformative health tips essential for boosting fertility and enhancing overall wellness.The host begins with a recap of the initial five tips, emphasizing the significant roles that diet, stress, and environmental toxins play in affecting the adrenal and thyroid systems, gut health, detoxification pathways, hormones, and ultimately, fertility. The discussion sheds light on the concerning presence of chemicals in our environment, even from birth, and their potential link to the rise of chronic health issues. Additionally, the episode delves into the complexity of nutritional health, debunking the oversimplified notion of "You Are What You Eat" by exploring the intricate interplay of diet, digestion, absorption, conversion, and genetic factors.Listeners are treated to personal insights and professional expertise, making this episode a valuable resource for those navigating fertility challenges. The podcast highlights the importance of gut health as a cornerstone of disease prevention and fertility, and addresses common nutritional deficiencies affected by modern agricultural practices. The episode's blend of scientific research, personal anecdotes, and practical advice makes The Gutsy Fertility Podcast a must-listen for anyone on a fertility journey. Tune in on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform, and don't forget to leave a review and share your thoughts.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Part 1 Holistic Harmony: Transforming Lives through Naturopathic Insights
Jan 15 2024
Part 1 Holistic Harmony: Transforming Lives through Naturopathic Insights
In the enlightening episode of The Gutsy Wellness Podcast titled "Part 1 Holistic Harmony: Transforming Lives through Naturopathic Insights," listeners are invited on a transformative journey through the often-misunderstood realm of healthcare. The host, a well-versed functional naturopath and infertility expert, takes a critical look at the conventional medical model, unraveling the complexities of how diseases and diagnoses can sometimes overshadow true health and wellness.This episode delves into the intricate world of naturopathic and functional medicine, contrasting it with traditional medical approaches. Listeners are introduced to high-level concepts that apply to everyone's health, focusing on the root causes of various issues, such as poor dietary choices, stress, and environmental toxins. The discussion is grounded in real-life examples, including a case study of a woman overcoming infertility, showcasing the practical application of functional medicine principles.Listeners will learn about the interconnectedness of the body's systems, the importance of understanding nutritional deficiencies, and the impact of lifestyle choices on overall health. The episode emphasizes that disease and dysfunction do not occur in isolation and that the body's natural state is one of wellness. It also highlights the significance of a mind, body, spirit approach to healthcare and the role of positive thinking in influencing our biological responses.The Gutsy Wellness Podcast invites everyone to join this eye-opening discussion on iTunes, Spotify, or other favorite podcast platforms. The episode is a call to reevaluate and transform our approach to health and wellness, empowering listeners with knowledge and actionable insights. Subscribe to the podcast and dive into this in-depth exploration of modern healthcare. If you find the episode enlightening and inspiring, please remember to leave a review and share your thoughts.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness
Beyond the Diagnosis: Revolutionizing Healthcare in the Quest for Vibrant Wellness
Jan 8 2024
Beyond the Diagnosis: Revolutionizing Healthcare in the Quest for Vibrant Wellness
In the latest gripping episode of The Gutsy Wellness Podcast, Dr. Mandy Patterson takes listeners on an enlightening journey through the complex world of healthcare. As a seasoned functional naturopath and infertility expert, Dr. Patterson critically examines the conventional medical model, challenging the way diseases and diagnoses are often used to define individuals. She passionately advocates for reclaiming vibrant health through understanding and responding to the body's warning signals from an integrative perspective.This episode delves deep into the shortcomings of the current healthcare system, particularly in preventive medicine, and offers an in-depth analysis of the over-reliance on pharmaceuticals for chronic disease management. Dr. Patterson illuminates the path towards a transformative healthcare model, highlighting the role of functional and naturopathic medicine in offering personalized care and prevention. With engaging discussions on the dynamic interplay of genetics and lifestyle, and how they contribute to health outcomes, listeners are guided towards understanding the importance of holistic treatment approaches.Listeners of The Gutsy Wellness Podcast are invited to explore these compelling topics and more, and are provided with a wealth of resources in each episode to aid their wellness journey. From discussions on the future of medicine to actionable steps for personal health, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of modern healthcare with informed confidence. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform and join Dr. Mandy Patterson in transforming the face of medicine for vibrant wellness and longevity.Read the blog: https://mandypatterson.com/blog/Download Fertility & Hormone Success Guide: https://mandypatterson.com/optimize-your-fertility-and-hormones/Learn more about Positivity Fertility group coaching program led by myself and Dr Jeanie Schafly and get on the waitlist. First cohort launching early spring 2024: https://positivityfertility.com/Book a Discovery Consult: https://mandypatterson.com/fertility-application/ for fertility OR https://mandypatterson.com/wellness-application/ for wellness